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Achieving Your Dream at Triton College
In May of 2009, Triton College was selected to join the national student success initiative – Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. The initiative includes more than 200 institutions in 35 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, all recognized.

Achieving the Dream is a non-governmentally funded multi-year national initiative to help more community college students succeed- particularly those students who traditionally face the most significant barriers to success including students of color and low-income.

Achieving the Dream helps community colleges develop and implement a student-centered model of institutional improvement. The initiative provides a framework for systematically and objectively reviewing college policies, programs and services with regard to their impact on student success.


Triton Intent with ATD:
Use data to identify gaps in student achievement in order to improve equity in educational outcomes across racial/ethnic and income groups. Develop, implement and/or improve strategies for closing these gaps and ultimately help more students to earn post-secondary credentials.
Look at ways to improve student outcomes in essential areas that are important to a student’s academic progress.
Create an environment on campus that further fosters student success.
Place a great focus on aligning resources, reviewing institutional policies and continually analyzing data that will focus attention on student success.

Benefits to Students:
   • Greater support and resources to help students succeed.
   • Enhancement of existing activities with strategies that will increase student success.
   • Increased student engagement.

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